The Silkscreen Revolution: An Exhibit of Cuban Poster Art
October 15, Student Union Gallery, 4-6 PM
This exhibit assembles powerful works of popular poster art produced following the Cuban Revolution, offering a window into the history of the island and into a truly revolutionary chapter in graphic design. The posters in this exhibit rallied the Cuban people to the task of building a new society. With a unique graphic wit and exuberant colorful style, they helped organize massive sugar harvests and national literacy campaigns, promoted solidarity with liberation struggles around the globe, and celebrated Cuba’s cultural scene. A presentation by Lincoln Cushing, author of Revolucion!: Cuban Poster Art (2003), on the rich social and artistic history of these posters will be followed by a reception. This event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Africana Studies Program.
Anne-Garland Mahler, Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona